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"John Wayne Airport on Chopping Block Due to Actor's Extreme Racism"

I hate most "cancel culture" shit, but the most annoying fraus I know fetishize the past, so this will piss them off.

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by Anonymousreply 106/27/2020

Why does that bitch have an airport named after him in the first place?

by Anonymousreply 206/27/2020

It's sad John Wayne's gay past is not more widely known.

by Anonymousreply 306/27/2020

Mein Fuhrer!

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by Anonymousreply 406/27/2020

they really should wait about 100 years after someone's death before they even consider erecting a statue or naming something after them.

by Anonymousreply 506/27/2020

His draft dodging during WWII should be reason enough that it never should have been named for him in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 606/27/2020

Ronald Reagan was a champion racist dog whistler. Strip him of Washington Reagan Airport. Put it back to National Airport. Leave John Fucking Wayne alone.

He was hung and he rocked a man bag and espadrilles. Leave him alone.

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by Anonymousreply 706/27/2020

He hated that airport while he was alive!

by Anonymousreply 806/27/2020

..."Oh Ronnie," she enthused, "I wish you could be here to see all these beautiful white people ... black and white people, I mean."

by Anonymousreply 906/27/2020

R6, were 35 year old men with 4 children being drafted in WW2?

I don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2020

Seriously R7 Reagan called black people monkeys on Nixon tapes released last year. How has he not been canceled yet?

by Anonymousreply 1106/27/2020

I admit it, I'm sick of cancel culture. The real world thing, the thing we need to focus on, is police brutality against black people. All this shit about who gets an airport and statues and everyone being at full shriek on twitter, it's a bore and a distraction. It will sap the energy from the actual problem, and that sucks. But every stupid tween now needs to get into the act with their bullshit and that will eventually be the story and prevent anything actually being done about the real world issue.

by Anonymousreply 1206/27/2020

Meh. Who gives a fuck? Not me, that’s for sure.

by Anonymousreply 1306/27/2020

He was a real piece of work Asshole. Hope they rename it.

by Anonymousreply 1406/27/2020

R10 Wayne got a special exemption from the government because he argued making movies was so damn important. Really, he was just a coward. The grossest thing about that asshole was that when Vietnam rolled around he was outspoken in his beliefs that all draft dodgers and protesters should be hanged. Wayne was a chicken hawk whose tough guy hero screen persona is totally at odds with the coward he was in real life.

by Anonymousreply 1506/27/2020

He literally called himself a white supremacist in Playboy Magazine. That’s why The Simpsons have him in hell in one of their Halloween episodes.

by Anonymousreply 1606/27/2020

John Wayne Believed in White Supremacy- TRUE

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by Anonymousreply 1706/27/2020

Weren't all his wives Hispanic?

by Anonymousreply 1806/27/2020

They should name it for Kobe Bryant. He lived in O.C. and used that airport regularly for his helicopter including the last flight.

by Anonymousreply 1906/27/2020

I want him, and his airport, GONE!

Even one named after John Wayne [italic]Gacy [/italic]would be preferable.

by Anonymousreply 2006/27/2020

R1 Plus, his movies were mostly shit.

by Anonymousreply 2106/27/2020

I truly don't give a shit if there is a John Wayne Airport in the world. Truly do not give a shit.

by Anonymousreply 2206/27/2020

They should rename it for Karl Marx just to fuck with those assholes in Orange County

by Anonymousreply 2306/27/2020

R19 but Kobe is rapist

by Anonymousreply 2406/27/2020

It's weird how ALL the energy goes to the symbolic issues, and pretty much none to the real issues, ever.

by Anonymousreply 2506/27/2020

" Extreme Racist" Wayne, and his Latina wife.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/27/2020

[quote]R22 I truly don't give a shit if there is a John Wayne Airport in the world. Truly do not give a shit.

Because you’re a white male. And it’s all about you.

by Anonymousreply 2706/27/2020

One of the biggest racists I knew loved fucking black guys.

by Anonymousreply 2806/27/2020

Orange County Airport is what it used to be, and what it should be. Naming airports after people is annoying because you have no idea where the place is if you just know some random name.

I was in school in OC when they came up with that name and stupid statue, and I hated it. The article below is from my alma mater.

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by Anonymousreply 2906/27/2020

Could someone please prepare a list of perfect people so the wokesters can propose some new names?


by Anonymousreply 3006/27/2020

Yes he had a Peruvian wife, a Mexican wife and a Panamanian wife and his children are mixed race.

by Anonymousreply 3106/27/2020

I bet he beat the hell out of them.

by Anonymousreply 3206/27/2020

R32 No. Read a book sometime.

by Anonymousreply 3306/27/2020

[quote]It's weird how ALL the energy goes to the symbolic issues, and pretty much none to the real issues, ever.

The people who have the power to make symbolic change have a reason to do so, either because they want to help make a cultural change or because they think it'll help their bottom line. That's why we're seeing these cultural, symbolic changes.

Meanwhile, the people who can make institutional change, cops and politicians and the like, aren't doing anything because they don't care.

That's why you're seeing more symbolic change than real change.

by Anonymousreply 3406/27/2020

I love Marion and her uncircumcised cock!

by Anonymousreply 3506/27/2020

Marion the Contrarian

by Anonymousreply 3606/27/2020

You'd be wise to take your own advice, R33, and perhaps start with this one. He beat all of his wives.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/27/2020

[quote]extreme racism

Like Hitler racism, or run-of-the-mill American racism?

by Anonymousreply 3806/27/2020

Take Reagan’s name off that airport too!

by Anonymousreply 3906/27/2020

What r12 and r25 have said. And if we don’t cancel Trump none of this other shit matters.

That said, I’m petty and if they’re gonna fucking start canceling Golden Girls episodes, then go ahead and cancel real racist POSes like John Wayne and Ronald Reagan (that airport should be next, but of course he’s been sainted so that’ll never happen).

by Anonymousreply 4006/27/2020

They can just add "Gacy".

by Anonymousreply 4106/27/2020

I’m waiting for the Wokesters to figure out they need to change Robert Moses State Park. He actually was a racist and designed things so poor black people couldn't travel to the ocean beaches of Long Island.

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2020

Marion Michael Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, producer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. He was among the top box office draws for three decades, famous for his roles in Western films.

Wayne was down with the Latinas:

Wayne was married three times and divorced twice. His three wives, one of Spanish American descent and two of Hispanic descent, were Josephine Alicia Saenz, Esperanza Baur, and Pilar Pallete.

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by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2020

R26 Donald Trump is a xenophobe and has married two women from foreign countries.

by Anonymousreply 4406/28/2020

[quote] They can just add "Gacy".

That was worth a good chuckle.

by Anonymousreply 4506/28/2020

He was a known racist in Hollywood. My father told me that he said or did something at an event to insult Cicely Tyson and that it was racist in nature. I regret that I cannot remember the story now.

I didn't care about the airport one way or another. But I never understood why the airport was named for someone who was just a celebrity as opposed to a civic leader, a humanitarian or a philanthropist.

by Anonymousreply 4606/28/2020

I ended up watching one of his classics, The Searchers, recently and was taken aback by just how poor an actor he was. The line readings were in a monotone drone and there was nothing at all happening behind the eyes. There was not a hint of vitality or energy in his performance. The contrast to, for example, Gary Cooper, was enormous and made me wonder how he became so big, when there were better actor-stars all around him in those days.

by Anonymousreply 4706/28/2020

[quote] Yes he had a Peruvian wife, a Mexican wife and a Panamanian wife and his children are mixed race.

His children are not mixed race. Their mothers were Hispanic but caucasian. He was a bigot...and a homosexual.

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by Anonymousreply 4806/28/2020

R19, but Kobe crashed.

by Anonymousreply 4906/28/2020

R47 I can't stand his "acting" for the same reasons. The only thin he was tolerable in was The Cowboys, where he was mostly silent.

by Anonymousreply 5006/28/2020

[quote]He was a known racist in Hollywood.

In Hollywood?! He literally called himself a white supremacist and didn't want black people in power. It was known everywhere, not just Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 5106/28/2020

[quote]His children are not mixed race. Their mothers were Hispanic but caucasian. He was a bigot...and a homosexual.

Not gay. Not even bi.

by Anonymousreply 5206/28/2020

R52 lol he fucked the gay from The searchers. And that fbi guy

by Anonymousreply 5306/28/2020

He didn't fuck any guy. The guy was all about pussy. A total slob and a racist.

by Anonymousreply 5406/28/2020

"The Searchers" is visually stunning, but the dialogue is just awful--anachronistically racists and Wayne phones-in his performance despite the presence of taskmaster John Ford.

I suspect he may have exempted Hispanics from his racism. But he's still a racists and a pretty limited actor.

by Anonymousreply 5506/28/2020

R54 Just like Delon

by Anonymousreply 5606/28/2020

Phoneywood repug icon. Bad actor who fought the Nazi's at Warner Bros like his pal Ronnie.

by Anonymousreply 5706/28/2020

R37 That book is known to be full of inaccuracies and outright lies. The book by Scott Eyman is the definitive book on Wayne right now. His second marriage was story and I think both he and his wife were violent but y'know, I wasn't there.

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by Anonymousreply 5906/28/2020

Naming airports after people is confusing as hell. It should be named after the city - or some geographical reference.

Usually they are names after some generals or politicians of note. John Wayne? It's the only one named after an ACTOR.

It's ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 6006/28/2020

"The problem was that the current Latin American wife wasn’t fulfilling her domestic duties — which is why they were divorcing, and why Chata, infuriated and bitter, was alleging horrible things about the Duke in court: that he’d blackened her eye, pulled her from bed and beat her, given her multiple bruises, called her “obscene names,” and was “manhandling her in front of guests”; he “went some place where there were streep teasers [sic], call girls, prostitutes or whatever you want to call them,” she testified. “He came home the next morning very drunk and with a big black bite on his neck ... this was a human being bite.” Wayne’s lawyer countered that Chata was a drunk who “stayed out all night and returned with grass stains on her clothes,” and, during their estrangement, “entertained a male guest at their residence” while Wayne was on set."

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[quote] Seriously [R7] Reagan called black people monkeys on Nixon tapes released last year. How has he not been canceled yet?

The only thing named for Reagan is his library. I almost got jumped once when I referred to DCA as "Reagan" rather than "National."

by Anonymousreply 6206/28/2020

In Poland there is Reagan Park

by Anonymousreply 6306/28/2020

Anybody who categorically hates black people would also call a homosexual man (regardless of race) a "fag."

by Anonymousreply 6406/28/2020

"but the most annoying fraus I know fetishize the past, so this will piss them off"

I finally figured it out, "fraus" are DLers themselves!

No woman I've known cared much about John Wayne, he was always a fantasy for straight men

by Anonymousreply 6506/28/2020

I’m guessing they named the airport after a fug, white, right wing racist because it’s in Orange County.

by Anonymousreply 6606/28/2020

I don't know if it's true but wasn't Chata supposedly a hooker?

by Anonymousreply 6706/28/2020

[quote] Naming airports after people is confusing as hell. It should be named after the city - or some geographical reference.

Plainly there are no pilots here. For aviation purposes airport are referred to by a code designation. DFW for Dallas-Fort Worth. MCO for Orlando.International. SNA for John Wayne Airport. etc

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by Anonymousreply 6806/28/2020

DLers are the frauiest Fraus who ever fraued. And their hatred of Fraus is projection.

by Anonymousreply 6906/28/2020

R68, I think people (especially travelers) know that airports have 3-letter abbreviation codes (SFO, CDG, etc.). Airports also have longer, spelled-out names as well.

by Anonymousreply 7006/28/2020

Henry and Jane Fonda Airport

They had the right politics.

by Anonymousreply 7106/28/2020

They should rename it Joan Crawford Airport.

by Anonymousreply 7206/28/2020

Why do we even name airports after people? We should name them after places. Rocky Mountain Airport, Great Plains airport, Puget Sound Airport, Arroyo Airport, Orange Grove Airport. Just pick a local geographic name. Or something that happened in the past like “Revolutionary War Airport” — the one that America’s founders stormed. Or an old Algonquin name meaning “Place Of Overpriced Liquor.”

by Anonymousreply 7306/28/2020

This all began with an attack on Kate Smith who sang "colored" songs in the 30s, as did many others,

by Anonymousreply 7406/28/2020

[quote] Could someone please prepare a list of perfect people so the wokesters can propose some new names?

1. Marsha P. Johnson

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by Anonymousreply 7506/28/2020

Barbara Jordan

by Anonymousreply 7606/28/2020

It's a shitty little airport anyway.

by Anonymousreply 7706/28/2020

You know any white family can be accused of racism. Whether is is proven is not necessary in today's times.

by Anonymousreply 7806/28/2020

Bette Davis despised John Wayne.

by Anonymousreply 7906/28/2020

[quote]Bette Davis despised John Wayne.

Now this is the PERFECT name for an airport.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are now on our final approach to Bette Davis Despised John Wayne Airport..."

by Anonymousreply 8006/28/2020

^ I like the bette Davis airport

by Anonymousreply 8106/28/2020

In vain the plane lands gently at John Wayne.

by Anonymousreply 8206/28/2020

I agree they should just stop naming shit after people. You never know what’s going to creep up.

They stopped naming schools in my town after longtime school board trustees after two of them were indicted. 🤣

by Anonymousreply 8306/28/2020

[quote]I agree they should just stop naming shit after people.

I generally agree, but it they wanted to name it Bette Davis Airport I would make an exception.

by Anonymousreply 8406/28/2020

What someone said up thread was on point - John Wayne was an old school Republican - racist, anti-communist, anti-socialism, etc.

He was 'the perfect Republican' to represent Orange County.

by Anonymousreply 8506/28/2020

Kobe Bryant? You're joking.

The guy was, at best, a philanderer, and at worst, a rapist.

by Anonymousreply 8606/28/2020

Marion had a beautiful uncircumcised cock and, was excellent on I Love Lucy!

by Anonymousreply 8706/28/2020

r79 I was going to ask for a thread! All I found was this quote from Davis, no idea of it's validity:

“I certainly would have given anything to have worked with John Wayne. He’s the most attractive man who ever walked the Earth I think.”

by Anonymousreply 8806/28/2020

I read an interview Bette Davis did, many years ago, and she said John Wayne was a hypocrite for not fighting in WWII when he was so pro-war. He used the excuse that he had children to get out of fighting, but Davis said many men had children and still enlisted because they thought it was their duty as American citizens. She thought Wayne was a coward. She also despised his politics. She didn't like Ronald Reagan either.

by Anonymousreply 8906/28/2020

Picture it, Hollywood 1967, the Columbia Pictures lot. Filming has just begun on "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". Spencer Tracy is far too ill to do the film and is replaced at the last minute by John Wayne. The producers are convinced the Duke can turn out a convincing performance as an ultra-liberal man who has spent his life promoting racial equality. John Wayne loses the Best Actor Oscar by just a few votes to Rod Steiger. A decade later, Hepburn and Wayne would be reunited to do a western movie.

by Anonymousreply 9006/28/2020

[quote] Marion had a beautiful uncircumcised cock

If his cock was so beautiful, why did he allow his sons to be mutilated????

by Anonymousreply 9106/28/2020

They should have left it as the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Wayne was like Trump--a draft dodging war monger. Fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 9206/28/2020

[quote]I’m waiting for the Wokesters to figure out they need to change

You know, you don't have to be "woke" to realize it's bad to name things after known racists.

Also, if they were racist they probably would have hated gays too.

by Anonymousreply 9306/28/2020

danke r89, really the worst hypocrisy from Wayne, good for Bette. r92, Trump's like a WWE character, very theatrical, loves hurling insults - but when push comes to shove, he's actually been one of the more restrained Presidents vis a vis foreign wars, drone attacks and the like.

by Anonymousreply 9406/28/2020

He was a racist homophobic cunt! Good!

by Anonymousreply 9506/28/2020

What a pitiful Sophia story r90

by Anonymousreply 9606/28/2020

[Quote]They should have left it as the Hollywood Burbank Airport

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 9706/28/2020

People are now bringing up the fact that Bette Davis did black face. I shit you not.

by Anonymousreply 9806/28/2020

[quote]The only thing named for Reagan is his library.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, sweetie. Where the fuck have you been these past 22 years?!

by Anonymousreply 9906/28/2020

I only fly into airports named after real Presidents - like Washington.

by Anonymousreply 10006/28/2020

You mean Washington who owned slaves?

by Anonymousreply 10106/29/2020

R100, it was October 2019 and my Black lesbian Uber driver was like "WE DON'T CALL IT THAT!!!!" and she wasn't playing. Then we moved on to more pleasant topics. I tipped her big because she knew the location of my hotel and I didn't want her to return to kill me in my sleep.

by Anonymousreply 10206/29/2020

Stop naming things after celebrity entertainers.

by Anonymousreply 10306/29/2020

Reminds me of “Gilda’s Place” for cancer patients. The patients voted to change it because they didn’t know who Gilda Radner was. Happens to every generation, eventually, when you name things after celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 10406/29/2020

They did not name John Wayne Airport after the person who was John Wayne. They don't know a thing about John Wayne. Or care. He built an image associated with hyper right wing masculinity and they used his name to associate themselves with that image, too.

by Anonymousreply 10506/29/2020

Yes, it's all those John Wayne loving fraus you hear about being against this. Lol. OP you're too much.

by Anonymousreply 10606/29/2020

Jesus, you guys are slipping. All of this talk about Bette Davis airport and nobody has quoted, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." Hardly the best tagline for an airport.

by Anonymousreply 10706/29/2020

Did he walk funny because he had a bad back?

by Anonymousreply 10806/29/2020

[quote]They should have left it as the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

That’s the Bob Hope Airport. I think they’ve gone back to calling it Hollywood Burbank so people will know where it’s located.

by Anonymousreply 10906/29/2020

Bob Hope is another one who has pretty much faded from the public consciousness.

by Anonymousreply 11006/29/2020

R110 everything but his cheapness, according to every old waitress in Palm Springs who had the displeasure of waiting on him.

by Anonymousreply 11106/29/2020

and now a word from the Duke

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by Anonymousreply 11206/29/2020

The more I read about John Wayne, the more of an absolute asshole he seemed to be.

by Anonymousreply 11306/29/2020

The True Grit with Jeff Bridges > the one with John Wayne

by Anonymousreply 11406/29/2020

The dump has a shorter runway which makes the planes take off at a steeper angle. Let’s rename it Richard Nixon airport, he was a resident. Oh wait...

by Anonymousreply 11506/29/2020

R110 there was a great CNN special on The enquirer (worthy of its own thread, actually) that discusses celebrities who paid them off to table salacious stories. Bob Hope was one of them. (Trump, on the other hand, paid to get IN the rag.) He was always nauseating to me and so not funny.

by Anonymousreply 11606/29/2020

Great I Love Lucy moment was when Fred Mertz met him and called him "Count" instead of "Duke". ( Knowing Fred and his contrary attitude, hopefully his goal was to piss Marion off) What the hell was he supposed to be the Duke of ., anyway ??? And who names a boy Marion???

by Anonymousreply 11706/29/2020

R117 Marion? No idea. Maybe it’s a “family name.”

by Anonymousreply 11806/29/2020

Oh, I am well aware of the oddities of choices that parents make for their kids names. Not being a big JW fan, I liked to skewer him a bit by mentioning the whole Marion thing. Hell , my middle name is Clair.,,,, come on, Mom and Dad, you wanted me to be Richard Clair??? As I remember the story, my Dad was opposed but my Mom won out. Thanks for trying, Dad.

by Anonymousreply 11906/29/2020

r117 Duke was the name of the family dog, somehow it got transferred to Wayne.

You think Marion is bad for a boy's name? Consider the English name Evelyn(pronounced Eve-linn) and the Irish name Florence.

by Anonymousreply 12006/30/2020

[quote] Duke was the name of the family dog, somehow it got transferred to Wayne.

That's a common occurrence with bigger than life celebrities

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They should’ve had the Bob Denver Airport in Colorado. T Then they could’ve changed it to John Denver Airport after everyone forgot Bob Denver. Then change it to some other celebrity named Denver.

by Anonymousreply 12206/30/2020

What R2 said. He was just an actor— he wasn’t even a good actor. He was just popular in his day and he had good PR and powerful friends. It’s completely asinine that he has an airport named for him. He played make believe for a living, in dumb movies that definitely don’t hold up. He never deserved this level of honor.

by Anonymousreply 12306/30/2020

Rename it John Wayne Bobbitt Airport, bitches1

by Anonymousreply 12406/30/2020

Ya gotta love the idiots who think “non-white wife” is proof that he wasn’t racist. Who you sleep with/subjugate/dominate does not absolve your public racism (and sexism) throughout your life.

Also, in 2020 we all know plenty of Jewish, latino and other “non-white” white supremacists. Just because he attracted some wives to indulge his fetishes in exchange for social status and financial security, does not mean his views were acceptable to people of other races even then. It means nothing. Stop embarrassing yourself with your ignorance.

by Anonymousreply 12506/30/2020
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